Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones elected Democratic Party Chair

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones has been elected to serve as the next Chair of the Democratic Party of Virginia.

In a statement Saturday, Mayor Jones said, "Having been a Democrat my whole life, I have seen the party grow to what it is today, a party that fights for issues important to all Virginians, issues like access to affordable health care,  making sure women receive equal pay for equal work, and fighting to ensure all Virginians are treated equally across the Commonwealth. I look forward to the next chapter at the Democratic Party of Virginia and I'm excited to work together with Democrats across the Commonwealth to continue building a strong, sustainable party that will keep Virginia blue for years to come."

Jones will replace current party chair Charniele Herring, who announced she was stepping down last month to run for the congressional seat left vacant by retiring Rep. Jim Moran.

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